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Discussions Discussion Carbon Footprint Difference in the US than in…
Sabrina M-US, Feb. 27, 2014

The Unites States has one of the biggest carbon footprints in the world. While the US might be one of the largest countries in the world it’s not even close to having the most amount of people. India has little less than a billion more people in their country and their footprint is less that half of ours. I think the reason that the US has such a high carbon footprint is the use of technology and the luxury that people live in. Technology and resources are easily accessible and plentiful making it easier to waste them. Travel plays another role in the US’s large footprint. In most places things are very spread apart and you have to drive a good distance to get anywhere. The US’s carbon footprint could be drastically reduced if more people made a conscious effort to conserve resources.

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Quynh P-US, Feb. 25, 2014

The US has the highest carbon footprint in any other country in the world,comparing to other countries, The US’s score could double or even triple the number in the other countries.In my opinion, it’s because we are more technologically involved, and for us to travel by feet or a bicycle can be challenging, therefore we all own cars and drive everywhere. We are more technologically involved because we have the easiest access to these technologies as long as we can afford them.

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ElenaP_Spain, Feb. 22, 2014

Write your post hereIn the footprint that I was saying that I did using 10486 kg of CO2. I think we can all improve things by making small footprint. For example, taking the car less, utlizando Bulbs performance, turning off the tap when you are not using, or many coss more for a better world. If all our footprint down a little, we may have in the future a better world.

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ElenaP_Spain, Feb. 22, 2014

In the footprint that I was saying that I did using 1048 kg of CO2. I think we can all improve things by making small footprint. For example, taking the car less, utlizando Bulbs performance, turning off the tap when you are not using, or many coss more for a better world. If all our footprint down a little, we may have in the future a better world.

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lauren boxold, Oct. 24, 2013

The USA has the highest carbon footprint of any other country, which is a major problem. Being a well developed country, we need to find solutions that will allow us to keep industrializing, but without having a huge carbon footprint. Many of the industries of the US are major contributions to the carbon footprint problem because they affect the environment in a bad way. We need to have solutions to this problem because if it keeps getting worse it will not be reversible.
My personal carbon footprint is lower than the average Americans. However, there are so many people that are unaware of how much their actions do affect the environment. People need to be educated about carbon footprints and climate change so they can change their habits. I was unaware of just how much of an impact one everyday activity has on your own carbon footprint. Changing at least one habit of the majority of people in the USA will help the carbon footprint effect.

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  • Robert Ellis Robert Ellis Dec. 21, 2013
    I understand where you're coming from we do need to change our carbon footprint and it could be as simple as riding your bike instead of driving we all have an impact on this world and we need to bring it back before we lose it.

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Emily Costanza, Oct. 23, 2013

Hi, I’m Emily from California, and I too agree that the US has one of the highest carbon footprint in the world. There are a few reasons as to why this is true. One reason is that our main way of transportation involves cars, planes, and trains. These are the quickest ways to get places. Also teenage drivers cannot drive anyone else in their car for a year, which adds to the amount cars on the road. Another reason the US is a big contributor to the amount of carbon is how much organic foods we eat and grow. Organic foods are encouraged all over, but the best foods aren’t organic. One of the biggest problems with improving our carbon contribution is people don’t realize the impact we have. I thought I was pretty eco friendly until this carbon footprint challenge. A way to fix this big problem is to reduce the amount of planes in the air or cars on the road and encourage citizens to eat and grow more organic foods.

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Scarlett Mijatovich, Oct. 20, 2013

Hi, I’m Scarlett from California, and I believe that the US definitely has a higher carbon footprint than other countries around the world. One reason is that us Americans travel quite a bit by way of planes and cars which pollute the air massively. Due to our country’s expansive territory, these modes of transportation are the quickest and easiest ways to get from one side to the other. Another way that the United States is a mass contributor to the level of carbon in our world is by the amount of waste we produce. Most everything Americans eat comes in packaged form and all of that garbage is either burned or later found littering nature. Both of these outcomes have a negative impact on our planet. I think the country’s real problem is that no one is informing their citizens about how horrible their lifestyles are when it comes to the health of our planet. If more people understood that recycling, composting, planting organic gardens, and even riding bikes instead of cars for short distant trips would affect the world in a positive light then maybe there would be some hope for our planet.

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Seth Mattingly, Oct. 20, 2013

Hi, I’m Seth from Northern California, and there are several reasons that I believe the United States has a much higher carbon footprint than other countries in the world. The first of these is that the average person in the United States uses much more technology than the average person in another country. Another reason is that there is an extremely high demand for meat products in the United States, and the conditions in which the animals are raised for slaughter are not very good for the environment. Lastly, in the United States, many people do not believe that climate change is happening, despite being shown irrefutable evidence from multiple sources. One of the main reasons that people do not believe that is that it has been made a political battle, and the politicians who are against the idea of global warming will not back down in their stance that climate change is a hoax. As long as the American public is being fed the fact that climate change does not exist, even if this is only happening in some areas of the country, we will never be able to effectively reduce our countries carbon footprint.

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Bailee Davis, Oct. 18, 2013

i agree it seemed the US had a way higher carbon footprint than the other countries. i think it is because we are the youngest country and don’t neccassarily know what its like to have absolutly nothing; we just don’t have a large a history as the other countries. Not to mention how advanced our civilization is and that we seem to have unlimited resources even though we really don’t

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Ola D, May 11, 2013

Hello! my name is Ola I’m 18 years old. I come from Poland, my total footprint is 14498 kg of CO₂ per year. I think my foot print results composed is much higher.My relusts position composed to my class results is higher. My “food” category is lowest. I’m suprise because i eat least in the class?! My “home” category is highest because..hmmm i think TV has long is active, my “home”results is 13226 but in my country is 2858 so it is no bad, but I hope it will be better! I talk with my parents so that fewer Watch TV:)

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  • Ola D Ola D May 11, 2013
    I totally agree:) unfortunately my parents watch a lot of tv, they need to change !
  • James Jones James Jones May 13, 2013
    Ola! That is quite a high footprint.
  • Ola D Ola D May 13, 2013
    yes, I know… but surely this will change !i promise:)
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